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JEWELRY Ai CLOCKS !
I have just received a larsre lot of
Elegant jewelry. This I will guaran
tee to the purchaser to be just as rep
resented. I ftell no cheap, "fire guilt"
goods but curry a standard line of
(sold front (iooDS. The attention of
the ladies is called to the latest styles
of bheast pins thev arc "things of
The old reliable and standard SETII
THOMAS CLOCKS always in stock,
in various styles and sizes.
t& Repairing of Watches aud Clocks
and mending Jewelry is a snecia'ty.
All work I do is guaranteed to give en
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: also :
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At n.orniug, eve or noon;
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To suit the contour of the face.
Our room is neat and towels clean,
Scissors sharp and razors keen,
And everything we think you'll find;
To suit the face and please the mind,
A.nd all our art and skill can do,
It you just call, we'll do for you.
Shop on De Vane Street, opposite
Court House, over the old Alliance
The Clinton Barber.
If you wish a first-class Shave,
Hair Cut, Shampoon or Mustache
Dye, call at rny place of business on
Wall Street, three doers from the
corner of M. Ilanstein's, there you
will find me at all hours.
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If you want a good job don't fail to
call on me. J. II. SIMMONS,
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to 40 pounds, and worth twice as
mucn as common stock, by buying
full-blood breeds. Address,
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-1. T. G-R15GOKY
Has removed his Tailoring Estab
lishment from his old stand to his
office on Sampson Street, next to the
M. E. Church.
The great and orignal leader in
low prices for men's clothes. Econ
omy in cloth and money will force
you to give him a call.
t-Latest Fashion plates always
m hand. June 7th. lyr.
hp Hjfii V1?.". ! ut on cure,
Dr. Uaines' Oolden Specific.
il'wJjfrtSL,," VL cnpof tea or coffee without
the knowledgs of the pernon taking it, effecting
peerty and permanent cure, whether tho patient is
moderate drinker or an alcoholic wreck 5hoande
of drunkards hare been cured who h. taken ?h.
(ij.lden D.cinc in their cone, wituont thei? knowl
edge, and todaj belieye they quit drink in f th.ir
-lminitration. Cnrea guaranteed. Send for cir.
cular and full particular. Adrireea In confidence
Golds Srccirio Co., lai Eace Street, Cincinnati ol
for a Pair of
if 2? guAttuiteed or
?El!Sd TiURDDRESS FOR SAMPLES
And Instructions for Salf-Mtaiurtment.
1 1111 1 u
THE PEOPLE WIN IN A GREAT
FIGHT OVER THE PETERS
Several Important Bills Fail on
Account of the Want of a. Quo
rum. A TERRIBLE RUSH OF BUSINESS.
ksEXATF. ClIAMIiEH, N. 0.,
Raleigh, March J), '91.
At 12 o'clock noon to-day the
Legislature of 1801 will pass into
history. Its work is before the pub
lic for approval or censure for good
or for evil. What has been done is
the question that will be asked on
all hands. An attempt to ar.swer it
here would be futile. No more can
be done than to make brief and has
ty mention of the work that has
been crowded into the last week it
was enough for three weeks.
As was btated in our last commu
nication, the question of G per cent,
as the highest legal rate of interest
came up in the House Monday night.
Press offline admitted of littli de
bate, and the bill was tabled after
a very brief discussion. So, not
withstanding the Alliance demand
ed it, the Alliance Legislature, as
this body is called, failed to give it.
Now what is to be done about it?.
We shall see. The way to puss a
measure is to pledge the members.
Let the people take notice.
The public school tax has been
fixed at 15 cts on the $100 valuation
and 4o cents on on the poll. The
House made a hard fight for 14 cents
and 42 cents, but a majority of the
Senate insisted on lGjj cents and 50
cents, and the final arrangement was
The House cut the appropriation
for the A. & M. College down from
$15,000 a year, as the Senate had
agreed to, to $10,000. This money
is to be used in erecting dormitories
and equipping workshops. The sal
aries of the teachers will be paid out
ot the money appropriated by Con
gress. . .
The House has granted the Peters
burg railroad a charter for two
years only and passed a bill repeal
ing the provisions in the Code al
lowing the Secretary of State to
grant railroad charters as applicable
to a northern outlet for the W. & W.
Railroad. The Senate will pass upon
this important question this morn
ing, and our readers w ill get the re
sult in this issue. If the W. & W.
Railroad cannot be forced to pay
taxes, the people must know the
reason why, and every honorable
means to bring about that result
must be exhausted before the effort
The new Dea' and Dumb Asylum
will be located at Morgan ton. The
House decided in favor of Raleigh,
but the Senate substituted Morgan
ton and the House concurred.
The University gets 2,500 for re
pairs upon the buildings. The Gov
ernor's Mansion gets $250 for steps,
&c, and 1,500 for lurniture.
The House agreed to the appropri
ation of 10,00') for the Geological
Survey, after amending the bill to
make it apply to timbers as well as
One of the hardest contesti of the
session in the House was over the
appropriation of $25,000 to make a
State exhibit at the Chicago Exposi
tion in 1893. The debate was long
and earnest, but the appropria
tion was made by a vote of 01 to 24.
The money i to come out of the
$377,000 direct tax recently refunded
to the State by Congress. A North
Carolinian can now go to the Expo
sition without being ashamed to tell
where he lives.
Saturday was the 60th day of the
session, me pay did not expire till
that night; yet the House was with
out a quorum at the afternoon ses
sion. No member should leave here
till the gavel falls and this body ad
journs sine die. The last two days
are the most important of the ses
sion. This is the time when jobs
and mean legislation is slipped
Two important bills were on the
calendar, regulating the liabilities of
railroads for killing stock, both hav
ing passed the Senate. One provi
ded that the railroads must pay for
all stock killed or fence in their
roads. The other, introduced by
th Senator from Sampson, made
the railroads pay the attorney's fee
of parties whom they forced, to sell
them for the value of stock killed.
A large majority of the members
present voted for the bills, but Mr.
Sutton, of Cumberland, demanded
a quorum on the first, and Mr.. Mor
ton, of New Hanover, oa the latter,.
ana so both were lost. The people
c ught to enquire Why1 members left
and broke a quorum.
Abater; ai tnis morning
J4. JLL JLJJ J
(Monday) the people won the most
important victory of the session or
in twenty-five years. It was to re
peal chapter 49 of the Code so that
the W. & W. Railroad could rot get
a charter for a northern outlet before
the Secretary of State as they could
have done under that general law.
After this was passed the Senate
then chattered the Petersburg road
for two years only. So at the end
of two years the W. & W. Railroad
must give up its exemption from
taxation or lose its connection with
the Petersburg road at Weldon, This
will pnt $10,000,000 of property on
the tax li.-t of the State.
(Special Correspondent. )
Mr. Editor I think it about time
for Autryville to bo. heard from
again, its I se 1m the issue of the
20th ult., that the c rrespondent of
this place lias been trying so hard to
got one of the girls spoken of some
time a-o. (So says Mr. Swinburn
writing from ltoseboro.) Now, Mr.
Editor, I was not aware of the fact
before that I was making such stren
uous efforts to get a girl, and since I
have ailed thus far in my grand un
dertaking, it is very likely I have
said it wrong to that particular girl,
and would therefore be highly pleas
ed to have the good brother Swin"
burn from ltoseboro come up and
teach me how to tell it, since he,
from what I can learn, is well versed
in the art of love-making ''having
been for many years on the nurri
ngeble list, he ought "surely" to
know by this time the most pleasant
and successful mode of popping the
all-important question. But I feel
that I should siill be left were I to
take his advice with regard to any
thing relating to matrimony, as he
ha-: been so very unsuccessful in the
matrimonial world for he is still
tramping along the dreary old path
of singleness. Hut he has not yet
taken possession of this dear wor
shipped idol of his heart's desire,
and for this reason wo sympathize
with him, for he seems to possess a
very sympathetic heart, for he (in
tbe most glowing language) wishes
us much success in being so fortunate
as to procure, the much coveted prize
to make bright and happy aud cheer
ful the building to which he alluded
to in his article. Well, we extend
to him our sincere and most heart
felt thanks for imforming us thai we
are trying to get the girl, for we
never knew7 it before. So. irirls
look sharp; we're coining! We
will say no more about this at present
but we do wish he would consider
the fact that the freight rpceipts of
Autryville are more than lor any
other two places on the road between
Fayetteville and Wilmington .
Well, our old friend "Amicus,"
of Mingo, has given us a little lick
also, just because he said we paid a
tribute to the Sampson girls.
During the past fewr days Autry
ville has been honored by the pre
sence ot several of them: Miss Mar
th?. Johnson, of Clinton, has recent
ly paid a short visit to Mrs. Thomas
Cooper at this place ; Miss Anna
Herring, of Clear Run, has been vis
iting friends and relatives in and
around Autryville; Miss Jennie
McPhail, has recently returnee! to
her home, in Western Sampson, ex
pressing herself as being well pleas
ed with her visit here; Miss Bet tie
Cooper, of Salem, was in town last
Saturday ; Mrs. Harriet Spivey, of
Clinton, lias been spending some
time with her sister here, Mrs. Thos.
Cooper; Miss Mary Hicks, of Mount
Olive, who is teaching music at
Hayne, was in town yesterday.
Mr. Jake Miller, of Faison's, was
down on business last week, and we
understand tnat he brought for Mr.
B. L. Culbreth, one of Autryville's
enterprising young men, who pro
poses to go into the trucking busi
ness, 9,000 strawberry plants. Look
out again, girls, for before "The
Roses Come Again" Mr. Culbreth
will be around with a sample of them.
So don't be carried away with the
berries . instead of the gentleman.
No more at present.
Autryville, March 2d, ; 91.
Mr. M. C. Giddens and family have
moved on the farm of his father, J.
W. Giddens, to attend the same, and
seem3tobe gettiDgalong splendid
lias done more work for the length
of time he has been up here than
anybody we have visited in the coun
ty. Mi . J. O. Clifton is very ill at the
time being, and has been so ever
since his return from Durham, sell
ing his last years crop of tobacco.
Miss Barbara Troublefield is teach
ing at the Hines' school house
Mr. Satchel Boyette has his notice
up that he will have fresh fish at the
above named place on very Satur
day. Mr. Owen Darden has purchased
Mr. Thos. Darden's part of mill,
formerly owned by William, the son
of Owen and Thomas Darden.
Mr. E. B. McCullen, formerly of
this neighborhood, but from New
York, is visiting parents-and friends
m this immediate section.
U . -4k ft
2Paro Domocrnoy oud Wliito Supremacy.
CLINTON, N. 0., THURSDAY, MARCH
A Story of American Frontier
Ey Capt CHAELES KHJG, U.S. A,
AutJiorof'The ColoneVn Daughter "From
Uie Hanks," "The Deserter." Lfc.
Copyrights.! 18 by J. B. Lfppincott Company,
Philadelphia, and publUhed by RpecfcJ arrans
meet throui tho American Tress Assoc-iatioa.
CHAPTER XV L
ATE (hat night Mr. Per
ry left hi3 quarters and
strolled out on tho walk
that bounded tho paraJe.
lie could not bleep; he
was feverishly impatient
for the coming of another day, that he
might start fonth on his ride to Dunra
ven. A "spin" around the parade or out
GO. tho starlit prairie might soothe hi3
nerves and enajble him to sleep.
All lights were out It tha quadrangle,
6avc those at the guaivl house. Even at
Belknap's quarters, whOiU the veranda
had been thronged wih oCiceis and la
dies only an hour before, all was now si
lence arid darkness. Unwilling to attract
attention by tramping up and down on
the board walk, he crossed the road and
went out on the broad level of the pa
rade, but took care so to direct his 6teps
as not to come within hulling distance of
the guard house. It would be awkward
work explaining the situation to the ser
geant of tho guard in case the sentry
were to see or hear and challenge him.
lie edged well over to his left as he
walked, and so it happened that he found
himself, after a while, opposite the
northeast e.otroucc to the post, and close
to the i-oad on which stood the commis
sary and quartermaster storehouses.
There was a sentry posted here, too, and
it would not do to be challenged by him
any more than by "Number One."
Stopping a moment to listen for the
sentry's footfall, Perry's oar was at
tracted by the sound of a door slowly
and cautiously opened. It was some
little time before he could tell from
which one of the neighboring buildings,
looming there in tho darkness, the sound
proceeded. Then he heard muffled foot
steps and a whispered consultation not
far away, and hurrying on tiptoe in tho
direction of the sound he presently
caught sight of two or three shadowy
forms moving noiselessly along the
porch of the company quarters nearest
him. Stryker's troop, that to which he
belonged, was quartered down beyond
the guard housa on the lower side of the
parade; these forms were issuing from
the barracks of Capt. Wayne's troop,
and before Perry ecu Id realize the fact
that they were out either in moccasins
or their stocking feet, and presumably
therefore on some unlawful enterprise,
they had disappeared around the corner
of the building. lie walked rapidly
thither, turned the corner and they were
nowhere in sight or hearing. Stopping
to listen did not help matters at all. lie
could not hear a sound, and as for the
shadows of which he was in pursuit, it
was simply impossible to tell which di
rection they had taken. They had van
ished from the face of the earth and
were lost in the deeper gloom that hung
about the scattered array of 'wooden
buildings storo houses, fuel 6heds and
cook sheds at the rear of the post.
Had it been his own troop he could
have roused the first sergeant and order
ed a "check" roll call as a means of de
termining at once who the night prowl
ers might be; but Capt. Wayne had his
peculiarities, and one of them was an
unalterable and deeply rooted objection
to any interference on the part of other
officers in the management of his men.
Perry's first thought, too, was of the sta
bles and Sergt. Gwynno. Were they
meditating another foray, and had the
feeling spread . outside their own com
pany? No time was to be lost. He turn
ed bis face eastward to where the dark
outlines of the stables could be dimly
traced against the sky, and hastened,
stumbling at times over stray tin can3
and other discarded rubbish, until ho
crossed tho intervening swale and reach
ed tho low bluff along which the crude,
unpainted structures were ranged. All
was darkness here towards the northern
end, and the one sentry who had exter
nal charge of the entire fine was slowly
pacing his post; Perry could see liis form,
dimly outlined, as he breasted the slope,
and it determined him to keep on in the
hollow until he got to a point opposite
the stables of his own troop. If there
was to be any devilment it might be well
to see whether this soldier, too, would
turn out to be in league with the con
spirators. Listening intently as he hur
ried along, but hearing nothing, Perry
soon found himself at the pathway lead
ing to hi3 own domain, and the next
minute was gazing in surprise at a light
burning dimly in the window of the lit
tle room occupied by. Sergt. Gwynne;
there was not a glimmer elsewhere along
Striding up to the window, he tapped
lightly, and Gwynne's voice sternly
challenged from within, "Who's there?"
"Lieut. Perry, sergeant. Come around
and open the stable door for me."
"One moment, sir," was the answer,
and he heard the sergeant bounding, ap
parently, off his bed. Then a hand drew
aside the shade, and Gwynne's face ap
peared at the window, while a small lan
tern was held so as to throw it3 rays on
the face without, "All right, sir,"h&
continued. "I thought I could not be
deceived in the voice."
Perry walked around to the front again r
taking another survey of the sleeping
garrison as he did so, and listening once
more for footsteps; but all Was still.
Presently the little panel in the big door
was unlocked from within, and the lieu
tenant bent low and entered, finding
G wynne, lantern in hand, standing in hi
uncomDromisinc attitude of "attention"'
!!- Mlf j?
at the entrance.
"Everything been quiet here to-night?"
ho asked, as ha straightened up.
"Perfectly so, sir."
"Come into. your room a moment; I
want to speak to you," said Perry, after
a moment's" reflection.
They passed along the broad gangway
between the rows of sleepy horses, some
lying down in their 6taUs, others still
Bfoot and munching at their hay. The
stable guard 6tood at his post and faced
them as they turned into the dark and
narrow passage leading into Gwynne's
little sanctuary. Tho lamps along the
liae of stalls burned low and dim, and,
the ports being lowered, gave no gleam
without the walls. Onco more, however,
a bright light shone from the window of
tho stable sergeant's room brighter than
before, could they only know it, for this
timo there was no intervening shade.
1 After his brief inspection of the lieuten
ant s face, Gwynne had left it drawn.
The sergeant set his lantern on n
wooden desk, and respectfully waited
for his superior to speak. Perry looked
him well over a moment, and then be
gan: "Did you tell Capt. Stryker tho partic
ulars of vour rough treatment down
there at the ranch?"
"The rough treatment yes, 6ir."
"Would you mind telling me where
you were taken? where you saw Dr.
Tho sergeant hesitated one moment, a
troubled look on his face. His one
available eye studied his lieutenant's'
features attentively. Something in the
frank, kind blue eyes possibly some
sudden recollection, too seemed to reas
"It was to Mr. Cowan' little house,
sir. He interposed to 6ave me from a
vorse beating at the hands of three
brutes who were employed there and had
some grudge against this garrison of
which I was ignorant. They attacked
me without a word of warning. It was
he, too, who called in Dr. Quin."
"Hfive you did you see any of the
people at Dun raven besides this young
"I saw his mother, sir. She is a nurse
there, and has been in the family for
years, I am told."
Perry was silent a moment. Then he
"Have you heard any furthrer threats
among the men here since the arrest of
Gwynne hesitated, coloring painfully:
"It is something I hate to speak of, sir.
The talk has not alarmed me in the
"I know that, sergeant. All the same
we want to prevent a recurrence of that
performance, and it was that, mainly,
that brought me over here. I saw some
men stealing out of M troop's quarters
awhile ago, and lost them in the dark
ness. I thought they might be coming
over here, and got liere first."
Gwynne's face lighted up. It touched
him to know his officers were on the
lookout for his safety.
"I have heard nothing, sir. The men
would liardly be apt to speak to me on
the subject, since the affair of the other
night. What I fear is simply this that
there is an element here in the regiment
that i3 determined to get down there to
the ranch and have satisfaction for the
assault that was made on you and your
party. They need horses in order to get
there and back between midnight and
re eille, and are doubtless hatching some
pl.m. They failed here; now they may
try the stables of some other troop or the
quartermaster's. Shall I warn the sen
try that there are prowlers out to
night?" "Not yet. They will hardly make the
attempt while your light is burning here.
What I'm concerned about just now is
this: We all know that there is deep
sympathy for Leary in the command,
and it is not improbable that among the
Irishmen there is corresponding feeling
against you. I don't like your being
here alone just now. for they know you
are almost the only witness against
"I have thought of that, sir," answered
Gwynne, gravely, "but I want nothing
that looks like protection. The captain
has spoken of tho matter to me, and he
agreed, sir, that it would do more harm
than frood. There is one thinjr I would
ask if I may trouble the lieutenant."
"What is it, sergeant?"
"I have a little packet, containing some
papers and a trinket or two, that I would
like very much to have kept safely, and.
if anything should happen to me, to
have you, sir, and Capt. Stryker open it,
and the letters there will explain every
thing that is to be done.
"Certainly. I will take care of it for
you if not too valuable."
"I would rather know it was with you,
sir, than stow it in the quartermaster's
safe," was- Gwynne's answer, as he
opened a little wooden chest at the foot
of his bunk, and, after rummaging a
moment, drew forth a parcel tied and
sealed. This he handed to the lieutenant,
"Now I will go back and notify the
officer of tho guard of what I have
seen, said Perry; "and I want Nolan,
saddled, over at my quarters right after
morning stables, will you see to ltr
"I wdl, sir, and thank you for your
All was darkness, all silence and peace
as Perry retraced his steps and went
back to the garrison, carrying the little
packet in his hand. He went direct to
the guard house, and found Mr. Graham
sulky over being disturbed in his snooze
by the sentry's challenge.
"What the devil 'are you owling
around this time of night for?" was the
not unnatural question. "I thought it
was the officer of the day, and nearly
broke my neck in hurrying out here.
But Perry's brief recital of the fact
that he had seen some men stealing out
of the Quarters of M troop in their stock
ing feet or moccasins put an end to Gra
ham's complaints, nastily summoning
the sergeant of tho guard, he started out
to make the rouniis of his sentries, while
Perry carried his packet home, locked it
in his desk, and then returned to the
veranda to await developments.
Sergt. Gwynne, meantime, having
lighted lib young officer to the stable
door, stood there a few moments, look
ing over the silent garrison and listening
to the retreating footsteps. The sentry
came pacing along the front of the sta
bles, and brought his carbine down from
the shoulder as he dimly sighted the tall
figure; but, recognizing the stable ser
geant as he came nearer, the ready chal
lenge died on his lips.
i "I thought I heard somebody moving
around down here, sergeant.. It was
: you, then, was it?"
"I'have been movraf. around Inside
' ' -z
--bat made no noise. Have you heard
footsteps or voices?
Both, I thought; but it's as black u
your hat on this beat to-night. I cant
Bee my hand afore my face."
"Keep your eon open, then; there are
men out from one of the quarters, at
least, and no telling what they are up to.
Who's In charge at the quartermaster's
"Sergt. Reilly.of the infantry: some of
the fellows were over liavlng a little
game with him before tattoo, and I
heard him tell 'em to come atrain when
they had mors mpaej tp lose. lie and
his nelper there were laughing at the
way they cleaned out the cavalry when
they wer locking up at taps. The koys
fetched over a bottle of whisky wftn
"Who were they?"
"Oh, there was Flanagan and Murphy,
of M troop, and Corporal Donovan and
cn or two others. They hadn't been
"But Riley had do you mean?"
"Ho was a little full; not much."
"Well, look alive now. Wfcks. It's
my advice to you that you watch that
end of your post wfth all your eyes."
And with this Sergt. Gwynne turned
back into the stable, picked up his lan
tern and returned to the little roem in
which he slept A current of cool night
air, blowing in through the open case
ment, attracted his attention. Odd! Be
knew he had pulled aside the shade to
scan tho features of the lieutenant when
he tapped at the pane, but be could not
recall having opened the sash. It swung
on a hinge, and was fastened by a loose-
y flttincr bolt. Perhaos the rlsinir wind
had blown it in. He set ha lamp down
as before, closed the sash and then closed
and locked the lid of hip ehest. That,
too, was open. Wicks, the sentry, well
up to the north end of his post and close
to the entrance of the quartermaster's
corral, was bawling: "llalf -past 12
o'clock, and a-all's well," when the light
went out in Gwynne's little room, and
all the line of stables was wrapped in
Perry fretted around the veranda until
1 o'clock, then sought his room. Be was
still too excited to 6leep, and it seemed
an interminable time before he dozed off.
Then it seemed as though he could not
have been in drearuland five minutes be
fore a hand was laid upon his shoulder,
shaking him vigorously, and a voice be
well knew was exclaiming, in low but
"Wake, lieutenant, wakel Every
horse is gone from the quartermaster's
corral. There must be twenty men gone
down the valley. I've Nolan here for
you at the gate."
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Gwynne were riding neck and neck out
over the eastern prairie out towards
the paling orient stars and the faintly
gleaming sky before them, several
miles away, the dark and threatened
walls of Dunraven, behind them the
stir and excitement and bustle conse
quent upon a night alarm. The colonel,
roused by Perry with the news, had or
dered the instant sounding of the assem
bly, and the garrison was tumbling out
for roll calL
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SKXATOK HIIYAVS .SCHOOL
Senator Bryan, of Duplin, has in
troduced a bill which provide that
the school fund of North Carolina,
from all sources whatever or where
ever derived, le apportioned equita
ble and divided on a per capita baN
among tho children of the Stato of
the ages from .ix to twenty-one
years of aKe. The text r the bill
is as follows):
A TO HE ENTITLED AX ACT
TO ArrORTION THE 1'I HI.IO SOUHH.
FUXD AMOSt! THE K'HOOL IXirUI.A
TIOX OT THE STATE.
WhereaH, The existing xvsU-tn of
public schools in North C indina is a
county system, and funii-lu s wry
, - ; I ? . . . ....
uut.tiuui iHciuiifM io me cliikJn-n vt
the State, tho amount o' school fund
varying with the accidental location
of children in wealthy or ior coun
ties; the terms of schools varying
rom eignt weeks in the poor oun
ies, to twenty weeks in the monv
fortunate and wealthy count if, in
contravention of the intent and spirit
of tho Constitution of North Cairo-:
ina, which evidently meant bv a
general and uniform system of pub-
ie scnoois io give earn child in the
State an equal chance, and to give
special privileges to noi.e; therefore
the Ueneral Assembly of North Car
olina do enact:
Section 1. Thatall taxes levied bv
the General Assembly of N. C.
for free school purposes tdiadl be ac
counted for at tlv) St.lt aTrcasnrv
subject to free school purposes (ex
cept such school moneys as the Con
stitution requires to remain in the
counties) aud shall be equitably di
nted among the children of tho
State of the ages from six to twenty
one years upon a per capita basis.'
Section 1. The State Superinten
dent of Public Instruction, by ami
through the co-operation of the She
riffs and County Boards of Kduca
tion of the State, shall adopt such
methods as lie may deem practica
ble to put the above Act in execution.
and all laws or statutes in conflict
with this Act are hereby repealed.
section 3. This Act shall be in
force from and after its rati Heat ion.
Mr. Bryan's argument if favor of
this bill is as follows :
'That it conforms to the demands
of the Constitution of North Caro-
ma, chapter 9, section 2, which com
mands a general and uniform sys
tem of free schools for the State,
wherever tuition shall be free of
charge, to all the children of the
State between the ages of six aud
twenty-one years, and that tho Gen
eral Assembly of North Carolina
hall provide by taxation or other
wise the funds to keep this system
or free schools in operation four
months in the year in ;ach school
district in the various counties of the
State; and that the commissioners
of the counties failing to execute
the above demand of the Constitu
tion shall be liable to indictment.
Now it is evidently true that the
good men who formed our State
Constitution did not intend that
county commissioners of the various
counties should be indicted until the
Assembly provided the funds, a
plain inference that the Constitution
demands four months free school in
every school district in all the coun
ties of the State. This last provi
sion of the Constitution gives strong
and plain evidence that the framers
of the Constitution meant to" extend
to the poor children of the State the
same opportunities for obtaining an
education as the rich children, so far
as the tree school system extends,
and from the general and recognized
fact by civilized christian nations
that religion, virtue ond intelligence
are necessary to the hapim-ess and
prosperity of tho people and to the
stability of good -govern nient.
2nd. The inference is conclusive
that the enlightened nations ot the
earth adopt free schools to extend
the means of education to thoir poor
ami indigent citizens, who are de
prived of the. means of education
without State or national aid.
So atrongly aie nations imprc.-sed
with the necessity of education to
cod citizenship that they adopt
laws compelling attendance at free
schools, viz: Prussia has these com
pelling laws and it was stated that
in the Prussian division of tho (it r
man army in the late war with
France that there wcieonlv three
soldiers in the 100 that could not
read and write.
The objection to the free school
system of North Carolina, as now
executed, is that it does not afford
equol and uniform opportunities of
education to the childnn of the
State. Tho school term varies in
length with the wealth of the coun
ties, from six weeks in poor counties
to twenty or more in the wealthier
counties, defeating the object of free
schools, which is to give education
to those unable to obtain it out of
their own means. Whatever may
have been the motives of the shrewd
unscrupulous men who contrived
the present methods of executing
the tree school system of this State,
the result is that it discriminates
against the poor children and gives
special privileges to thy rich. It ig
nores that community ot interest
which is and should be appreciated
by citizens of all Statos and is mani
festly unjust to the poor counties,
for the reason that all the counties,
or nearly all, that own wealth above
the average county ha obtained
their wealth by having large vil
lages, towns or cities w ithin, their
borders, to which the poor agricul
tural counties carry their products
and take the price given by citizeas
of towns, and buy their clothes,
tools and groceries at prices fixed by
the merchants, and merchants and
dealers in cotton add tobacco, though
In the main just and fair, grow rich.
Four years ago the town property of
the State was assessed for taxation
at $21,000,000, and is now assessed
at $33,500,600, showing a gain of
$9,500,000 in four years! whilst, the
lands of the formers four years ' ago
were assessed at one hundred acd
r . f
CREATES many a new !:t m
EN LA KG 1-S many an oU! botic?
REVIVES ma:iy a Cu lus'uc.v,
RESCUES maiiy Jt !mints,
SAVES ronj n fa;!lt: 1 !ine$.
PRESERVES many a la-c '-uvm .
hECL'RES mcv i:t nay n;!rr
Therefore advert". la a pul p-r.
ooe the people Art aaxUnj t r
two million-, and now atone hun
dred and five minion dotUrs a sii
of three millions in ' four year, ae
comittrcd wit!, nine ami a half mil
lions gained by thctwti. Now I
think the conclusion of every f.iir
minded mid patriotic citizen of lb
State wlH be that the thirty-siv
counties which own o:u hundred
nnd t went y-nine million dollar f
the two hundred and t ivcni.y--i v
million dollars, of the asvl v th: .
of the whole State, ami io uhSi-k U
Included all the larg' ton ' us and v il
lages, leaving ucly ninet yseven mil
lion dollars us the ns.c.i l value of
theprojNTty of the lltly-imcior ag
ricultural counties vtil l; that V,v
thirty-sis rih count ieouht to will
ingly pay over to the po r tifiy-nine
farming counties, the t'eu.iu l of
dollars Msked t t-quali.i- lln .clf- t
fund among the children ltheM.te,
as am equivalent f r iho millions m
dollars they nxn-ive Iruu the farm-
ingcountios, in buying fi'.:u audu 11
ing to them. There arc nine to-.iii-tki
hich havel..Ty,e lowu-.e.d eitir t
which art's railroa i center-, mrludin t
one sea port city, which -v it '!,'
ooo, marly one-fourth lie ueiUh .
thi' whole State, who jiic Unind bv
the strongest demands of ju-t ice,
pay over the thou-atii!- of dolhu
necessary tocqiiali.otliec!iool term,
lor the children of the Ms'le, a
partial t-qulvalent lt r t he iniiho
of dollars they receive cuiy lion
t.he agricultural coiiulic-. .Mouoy
expended on thebright mind- of U
children of the Slate l-t like m- I
sown in good soil, which lrinir !" '
fruit some ivvt uty, sonic fifty i
for the progress :vi development it
our State, ami tor the bappine-. and
prosperity of the people. Inte'li
gent labor yields four times tl.e it
suits of ignorant labor, as h shown
by comparing the agricultural pro
ducts of the United Stale-, with that
of British India, the jn-r capita pr
duct of the United Slates is sjj.imi,
that of India fs.oo.
I think this legislature iseomp i
ed of men ot independent, thinking
minds, who know tlx truth '" a go I
and just thing when they sie it, w iiit
out regard to the source from whicu
it comes, in I am therefore encour
aged to speak plainly ami freely,
For, :tt fvt ry trlllr 1 t :ik ntl ti. -,
shows c-itlivr -rival priilr, or littli- m-iivi-.
Equal rights for all aud special priv
ileges for none, is the theory of the
Alliance men ami tf their friem;
and political co-operators. Ami I
hope they will be us sincere in prac
tice as they are in profession, for
I believe tho bill involves higher
aims ami motives than the l"-s r
gain of a few thousand dollar. The
Constitution of the State domain's
such a bill, the public welfare of the
peorle ol the State al-o, ami tin
benefits conferred bv the bill are re
Now we had in the Senate some
eloquent and patriotic speeches on a
bill appropriating nionev lor the dis
abled indigent Confederate soldier.--,
with which 1 heartily sympathised
and this school bill fills an obligation
to the poor children of a much huy
er number ot North tvrohua s i
tliers, who lest their li vis on the hat
tic field and in the hospital-, ;nd
whose remains are scattered arotii.tl
Richmond, Yorktown, .Seltysbm g,
Petersburg ami many other pia.-es
too numerous to mention, who e
children are largely involved.
Among the poor of tins ointc.w oeu
the war ended, the dead soldiers
widows and children, deprived .1
the wise head to ditcct, and stronn
arms to aid their efforts, in the stran
gle for existence and (lmmcial pro
gress, necessarily' fell behind in tin:
nice ami uuuietous among the poor
in the rj poorer counties. Grant
this apjK'a! for the poor ; nd sti p all
unnecessary taxati n, aad tarilftor
revenue only, add the i-sue of 1 "
tender treasury notes stifbeieut toi
the business of the country on a c.i-h
basis, aud the properly ol the Stat.;
will soon double the revenue mi 'er
present constitutional limit. t ion
The, Attorney-General, wo under
stand, sustains Mr. Bryan in his po
sition. To show further the im qual
ity of the school faci'itit-H la the dif
ferent counties, we publish the fol
lowing facts which were furnl-'tcd
by ?dr. Bryan :
the wiiooi. n;xi or mjutii cm:-
Total for ISIM), ?72I,7.V5. invid- d
by this number ot children ot tic;
ages from six years to twent v-oi.e.
oM,00) children, give Hasan aveiite
to each. child,
Sampson gets for och child,
New llano ve
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